The 28-year-old Bush, who the New Orleans Saints took out of the University of Southern California with the second pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, signed a four-year contract with the Lions in March worth roughly $20 million.
Splitting time with youngster Lamar Miller in Miami, the wannabe Heisman Trophy winner averaged 4.3 yards per carry and rushed for 986 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.
An explosive threat, Bush, who has compiled 2,730 yards and 15 scores as a receiver, will compensate for last season’s critical loss of Jahvid Best and offer Detroit with an extremely diverse backfield presence.
Possibly of greater importance, Bush should spread the gridiron for three-time All-Pro Calvin Johnson, and standout tight end Brandon Pettigrew, and provide Matthew Stafford with an invaluable security blanket when pressured in the pocket.
With more potent weapons for defenses to plan against stopping, the disgraced Trojan can serve as something of a complementary player and thrive as a Lion dashing in “The D.”
Coming off a bitterly disappointing 4-12 campaign, the Lions now have the offensive personnel to immediately rebound and compete.
Making Jim Schwartz seem like a clairvoyant, Reggie Bush will lead all NFL running backs in receptions and revel performing in Motown this autumn.by